See also:English writer on architecture, the son of a
See also:merchant, was
See also:born on the 1st of
See also:March 18o6 . He was educated at
See also:House School,
See also:Chiswick, and in 1821 entered business as a bookseller . Succeeding his
See also:Parker, as a bookseller at
See also:Oxford in 1832, he conducted the business with
See also:great success, the most important of the
See also:firm's publications being perhaps the series of the " Oxford
See also:Classics." In 1836 he brought out his Glossary of Architecture, which, published in the earlier years of the
See also:Gothic revival in England, had considerable influence in extending the
See also:movement, and supplied a valuable help to
See also:young architects . In 1848 he edited the fifth edition of
See also:Rickman's Gothic Architecture, and in 1849 he published a handbook based on his earlier
See also:volume and entitled Introduction to the Study of Gothic Architecture . The completion of Hudson
See also:Turner's Domestic Architecture of the
See also:Middle Ages next engaged his
See also:attention, three volumes being published (1853-1860) . In 1858 he published
See also:Medieval Architecture of Chester . Parker was one of the chief
See also:advocates of the " restoration " of ecclesiastical buildings, and published in 1866 Architectural Antiquities of the City of
See also:Wells . Latterly he devoted much attention to explorations of the
See also:history of Rome by means of excavations, and succeeded in satisfying himself of the
See also:historical truth of much usually regarded as legendary . Two volumes of his Archaeology of Rome were published at Oxford in 1874 and 1876 . In recognition of his labours he was decorated by the
See also:king of Italy, and received a medal from
See also:Pius IX . In 1869 he endowed the keepership of the Ashmolean Museum with a sum yielding £250 a
See also:year, and under the new arrangement he was appointed the first keeper . In 1871 he was nominated C.B .
He died at Oxford on the 31st of
See also:January 1884 .
MUNGO PARK (1771-1806?)
JOSEPH PARKER (183o-1902)
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